Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Novak Djokovic is again the master of Miami.
The world's No. 1 player overcame some frustration and beat third-seeded Andy Murray, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-0 in Sunday's final at the Miami Open.
Djokovic earned his fifth title at this Masters Series event. It's his 22nd Masters 1000 title and 51st overall championship.
"This is a truly very special place for tennis," Djokovic said following the 2-hour, 47-minute encounter. He also thanked his coaching camp for hanging in through what were some difficult times during the match.
He also became the first player to complete the Indian Wells-Miami sweep on three separate occasions.
The reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon titlist Djokovic won the Miami event for a second straight year. In 2014, he topped Rafael Nadal in a marquee finale and was the runner-up to Murray in 2009. Djokovic defeated Murray in the 2012 final and topped the British star on Sunday for a seventh straight time.
The 2015 Australian Open runner-up Murray captured this Miami event in 2009 and 2013.
The 27-year-old Murray appeared in his 47th career final and was seeking a 32nd ATP title.
"I'm not quite there with Novak yet, but I feel like I'm getting a little big closer," Murray said during the on-court ceremony after the match. "I just need to keep working hard and hopefully it will come."
Murray was moving Djokovic all over the court with strong returns, and he broke the Serb's serve with an overhead slam at the net for a 2-1 lead in the opening set.
The next game went to deuce a couple of times before Djokovic broke back when Murray sent a forehand long.
Murray later put together eight consecutive points to grab a 4-3 lead, but Djokovic broke right back again.
Djokovic slightly rolled his left ankle during the 12th game of the first set, and Murray forced a tiebreaker when Djokovic was short on a net approach shot.
The first four points of the tiebreaker went to Djokovic, who finished it off when Murray sent a backhand return into the net.
Murray never trailed in the second set and got the break he needed in the 10th game by sending a backhand winner down the line to force a deciding set.
The 27-year-old Djokovic was clearly upset with his camp and screamed in the direction of coach Boris Becker. Djokovic, though, seemed to scare a ball boy, who was handing the tennis star a towel. After coming off the court, the chair umpire criticized Djokovic.
The third set was a rout, with Djokovic getting to nearly every ball hit to him. He faced just one break point the entire set.
"My legs were tired and I couldn't quite push hard enough," Murray said of his performance in the third set.
Djokovic moved to 18-8 lifetime against Murray, including 11-4 at Masters events.
As the winner of this $5.3 million event, Djokovic collected $900,400.